Community Development: The Resource Basket Team
We are a team of professionals devoted to improving the lives of Alaska’s youth.
About Danielle Larsgaard
I’m Danielle Larsgaard, the new Resource Basket Supervisor. A seasonal commercial fisherman with grassroots to Bristol Bay and traditional Alaskan Native Artist. A full time mom and part time student. Majority of my career background is in the behavioral health field in Rural Alaska and Advocacy. I am excited to join The Resource Basket Team and getting to know everyone, if you have time please stop in for a cup of tea or zoom call.
About Ashley Anderson
Ashley Anderson was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Alaska in the summer of 2018.
Ashley is married to her college sweetheart, Jeremy-Kaioluhia Anderson, and together they have two children, Kai and Kora, and an elder doggo named Kyra.
She graduated Gonzaga University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Applied Communication Studies with a minor in Child Psychology and has Master’s coursework in Legal Studies and Policy Reform (M.L.S.) from the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and in Criminal Justice and Youth Advocacy (M.A.) from Washington State University. She has worked in the field of youth prevention for just about a decade, in different facets from advocacy, teaching, to grant management.
Ashley enjoys dancing, sewing and beading, cooking for others, learning about culture, and most importantly, spending time with her (3) kids.
She often reflects on when people were there for her and “Now I get to be that person for other people… I’m seeing resilience and my children will know different”.
About Kimberly Martus
Kimberly has lived and worked in rural and urban Alaska since 1977. She earned a juris doctorate (J.D) degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1993 and a B.A degree in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College in 1985. She is a mother to two grown sons and a grandmother of three. Kimberly has a longstanding commitment and passion for tribal justice and has actively provided tribal court assessments, training, planning, code-writing and other technical services to Alaska Tribes since 1995. She is a certified Tribal Healing to Wellness Court trainer and has other specialized experience representing indigenous children, troubled youth and Tribes in both state and tribal courts. Kimberly has served as a tribal court judge and as an associate justice. She has worked as a prisoner reentry program manager, tribal court administrator and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska teaching federal Indian law and justice studies.
About Joie Millett
Joie Millett was born in Kotzebue and raised in Unalakleet. She has three boys that keep her busy and constantly entertained. Joie has worked at RurAL CAP for 16 of the last 18 years and is committed to its vision of “Healthy People, Sustainable Communities, Vibrant Cultures.” She provides overall supervision and leadership of the Resource Basket.
About Iva Karoly-Lister
Iva supports The Resource Basket’s work on Circle Keeping and restorative practices. She was raised by women in Fairbanks and Anchorage. In the last couple years, Iva has been working toward a Masters degree in Arctic and Northern Studies at UAF. She is passionate about shaping a more sustainable future through supporting Indigenous-led collective efforts to transition from extractive to regenerative economies.
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